National Portrait Gallery to close for three-year refurb


The National Portrait Gallery will close for three years to allow a £35.5m refurbishment programme. Contractors are currently being sounded-out for the major restoration scheme.

Green light for Crossrail overstation £300m office block


Developers have gained planning for a landmark overstation office block at Liverpool Street in London.

Building, Refurb, Fit-out and Remodelling: Drywall Or Plaster?


Before drywall became widely available, plaster was the common form of interior wall finishing. This ancient technique is found in old houses but continues to be used today for homebuilding, refurbishment and fit-out projects and remodelling. 

Green light for £79m “Mancunian” tower


Manchester City Council’s planning committee has given the go-ahead for a £79m regeneration scheme.

Queen’s Speech sets out planned regulatory regime for building safety


Plans to introduce new regulatory regimes for building safety and construction products have been set out by the government in the Queen’s Speech.

Alexa-style voice activated hard hats coming to sites


Construction workers will be able to speak commands like “show me building plans” which will prompt designs to be projected onto a helmet visor.

Start date for £1•4bn London Gotham City offices


The long-delayed 40 Leadenhall Street office scheme in the City of London has finally got a start date in 2020

Work on Commonwealth Games stadium to start next spring


Work to redevelop Alexander Stadium ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to kick off in the second quarter of 2020.

UK Construction Week opens it’s doors tomorrow


Construction’s largest event, UK Construction Week, opens its doors tomorrow at the NEC in Birmingham. The show runs for 3 days from Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th October 2019.

Rugby 2019 World Cup Kicks off!


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